March 16th, 2016
Renovation update! Beginning next week, we’re transforming a currently unused space into a new, 1,200-square-foot gallery space next to the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre. This expanded gallery space will allow us to deepen visitor experience and will include an area that will present additional artwork by, and in dialogue with, Henry Moore’s exquisite sculptures. The space will also highlight conservation as a key facet of the AGO’s work.
We know what you’re thinking: Will I be able to see the Henry Moore works during construction?
In order to protect the sculptures in the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre, we need to move them so that they are safe from the construction zone and construction work vibrations. This means that during the construction period both the Irina Moore Gallery East and the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre will be closed to the public. But, we expect the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre to re-open this summer, with Irina Moore Gallery East re-opening in September for the first exhibition in the new space. The Outsiders exhibition in the Irina Moore Gallery West and the African and Oceanic galleries remain open, and are not affected by this work.
While the Centre is closed, we invite you to learn about the Henry Moore collection by reading about its history, watching one of our Henry Moore conservation videos, or visiting Henry Moore’s Large Two Forms, which will still be on view at the corner of Dundas and McCaul Streets. Additionally, over the coming months, we will be providing updates on about the progress of the renovation through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Stay tuned for more Moore news!